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with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. glad to have amy robach. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. outside of new orleans, tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile just about the t
>>> 6:00 wet wednesday thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. let's find out where the rain is. >>> let's star in the east bay around concord, pleasant hill, walnut creek, lafayette whole highway 24 corridor, moderate to heavy rain in stretches back to berkeley, oakland, alameda down to san leandro, golf links road getting wet, as you head towards broadway terrace getting wetback to san francisco better radar returns around castro street and delores and mission streets to the ocean and then off the ocean that's where that wave is that we talked about yesterday, now developing and what concerns me about in wave it is slowing the forward progress of this cold front and starting to train echoes that means we are having waves of moderate to heavy rain roll over the same areas two or three or four times now and that's going to create flooding. good news the winds are very light now so hopefully the trees can hold on. the rain is heaviest during the morning, then scattered showers for the afternoon. you are going to deal with the worst of it now through 9:00. >>> ro
where those power lines are down she will be giving us a report as soon as she gets there. >>> san francisco police looking for a killer after a man and woman were discovered bound and gagged in the mid visitation valley street. now one is dead. terry mcsweeney is live. >> reporter: they were taken to san francisco general, one fighting for her life, the other did not make it. last night 900 block of brussels and san bruno avenue. police got the call 8:30 they found a man and woman in the street, bound and gagged, police are not saying if they had been beaten, shot or what the trauma was the man did die midnight. the woman is still fighting for her life. police say neighbors do not need to be concerned they believe this was a targeted incident. the male described only as in his 20s, no suspect and no motive. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> 5:02. the man charged with the murder of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is scheduled to face arraignment in court this morning on additional charges that date back three years. 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may for
with cal trans and they told us how they have 300 cameras across the bay area counties that are focused on the roadways and the bridges. a lot of the sensors in the roadways help let them know when there is a traffic situation like the truck behind me. this is what we know. gusty winds knocked over the big rig on the richmond san rafael bridge blocking both eastbound lanes. according to the chp, the truck was heading east along the midspan before 5:00 a.m. when heavy winds caused a vehicle to roll over. when the truck slammed against the rail, the driver was slammed on his side and had to crawl out of the truck's cabin. cars are now passing the scene of the crash on the roadways -- roadway's right shoulder. back live, you can see the guys have started to disassemble the drive shaft of the truck because they have to take that off before they can put the truck back over, and they were waiting for the wind to die down. no one was injured in the collision. not the driver of the truck or any other vehicle. again, we are live in the san rafael -- the richmond san rafael bridge. we are now goi
in the richmond district. i'm using this light to sort of help knee navigate around here. this massive pile that you can see here is only a section of the huge eucalyptus tree that came down this morning. need less to say, crews were busy. trees and roofs combined with heavy winds can cause an old tree to topple in a storm this, one happened to also fall on a car. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent
midnight for us. the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan. the shaking could be felt across most of the country. the quake shook many buildings where people were working this is video of the news agency in tokyo where the lights were situation people held on to their computers. 45 minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a che
they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get married as soon as next week. download our apps find them all at abc7news.com/apps. >>> arizona sheriff joe arpaio is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversi
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we have team coverage this morning. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, sa
sweeney joins us live. >> reporter: we two a chance to talk to a very shaken father you can understand why when you consider a truck pick-up truck comes plowing through, you can see where i knocked didn't the fence, you can see the cardboard over the window that it went through. when it went through that window it went into the crib of 2-year-old nahla robbins. this happened 3:30 this morning. pick-up truck coming along, doesn't show a lot of signs of breaking, slams through the fence, through the wall knocks nahla on to the floor her father runs in sees his child lying there. this is how he tried to express how he felt. >> shocked right now. if something happened to my kid, i don't know how i would react, sorry man. >> reporter: understandably moved beyond words. as for the person that slammed into the wall, he tried to drive away. neighbors were having none of that they stopped him. police are glad they did, of course. now they are looking into the possibility that he is going to be hit with a drunk driving. as for nahla she was taken to the hospital. her father picked her up, looked at her,
what the man said. >> reporter: even though authorities say there was no gun or weapon used, suspects have been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and false imprison. john alston, abc7 news. >>> still doesn't look too bad on the bay bridge we saw rain coming down on terry. >> north bay, raining pretty good. mike is here to tell us more about the rain. >>> here's a look at live doppler. good morning. here's the east bay, from cutting boulevard, richmond, san pablo, shamrock drive to hercules where we have the best return now. as the front is moving into the bay area almost parallel with 80 heavier showers offshore going to move in towards san francisco in the next 45 minutes expect the intensity of these showers to pick up. half mile visibility in fairfield, three napa, two half moon bay, everybody else okay. there is a little bit of low hanging clouds this morning almost fog-like with the mist falling ahead of that initial line of steadier rain. temperatures mild when you step out, mid 50s to low 60s 54 santa rosa, 62 in mountain view. mid to upper 50s 7
. police went door-to-door on us were sells -- on brussels street. terry mcsweeney will bring us the latest on this developing story in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >>> man charged with the murder of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is scheduled to face arraign this morning on additional charges that date back more than three years. 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may for sierra lamar's disappearance and murder based on dna. new charges happened in march of 2009 when he was 17. they involve three incidents that include attempted kidnapping and carjacking. >>> east bay city getting ready to decide whether medical marijuana patients should be allowed to grow pot outdoors. reports the concord city council will discuss the issue tomorrow night. this comes after a woman approached the council to complain about a neighbor growing medical marijuana outdoors. concord banned dispensaries in 2005 but that ordinance doesn't address outdoor grows. >>> in washington republicans and democrats far from a deal. sunday a slight ray of hope as mr. obama and house -- speak
of the recent storms, one more thing, anglers telling us it's making fishing pretty mazing, too, up here. >> thank you. >> all of the reservoirs have feed the bay area water supply are in good shape. san francisco public utilities commission tells us it's reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. one of the direct's biggest reservoirs, lexington is at 63%. >> the national weather service confirms a rare touchdown touched down in watsonville over the weekend. take a look at the damage. crews cleaning up the mess left by 75 miles per hour winds. the twister crushed one green house and damaged four others. >> this happened about 7:00. ouréw crew starts at 7:00. so they're just getting ready to come to the green houses to start cutting. and this is -- i'm just so thankful nobody was in there. >> owners estimate it will cost]e4 100,000ses today repair the damage. the last reported tornado was 10 years ago. >> part of the scenic hiking trail is closed because of erosion. the national park service blocked off a section of the coastal trail just north of the pacific overlook in san francisco. signs p
"yáqjz kicks intonbú1s high gear. amy hollyfield joins us live from afo. delays are just starting to because of the low ceiling that we have with the clouds, they are going to start delaying us. they areí:avñ going to start reducing the number of flights in and out, use of our runways, we'll start feeling that this morning if you are leaving any time soon, we just ran into one of ourvg;-h colleas is going to be later when we start to feel it. here's a look inside. it is crowded, lots of people traveling for the christmas holiday, everyone is being well7wóç behaved, things are moving smoothly, you are not seeing the delays to the chicago area or to the middle of our country which people were very worried about.ef% we were there when+÷u2 one man news. >> on time"a%x, all right! >> reporter: what is your reaction to that? >> i thought it would be delayed so i'm happy it is on time. >> it seems to be very calm i doesn't look that crowded.or:b i ápctioo?? positive, i'm also glad it is not pouring down rain."ú0n >> reporter: yeah, look at the weather in chicago ouch! this is what people ar
this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. so far damage appears to be minimal. >>> america's most controversial sheriff comes to town this morning. the arizona sheriff known for his aggressive position on illegal immigration will be speaking in san fra
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
sacramento and ward streets where amy hollyfield joins us live with new information. >> reporter: the rain is coming down here in berkeley, it is raining hard, the investigators are still here, they are still looking for clues out here in the rain, we are the award and sacramento. they don't have much to go -- to go on, they've:here since 11:30 last night trying to find something. when police got here -- go here they didn't though they were dealing with a murder they heard a bicyclist was down they thought it was a crash. then they discovered the woman on the bike had been shot in the head. the lt. on the case tells me she did not have identification on her so they don't know who she is. he wouldn't speculate on her age. i asked for a range, teenager, elderly? he said somewhere in the middle. he didn't want to speculate any further. the coroner is now trying to figure out who she is. when police found her she was alone. they don't have suspects, they don't have witness. they've got quite a mystery trying to figure out who she is and who killed her and why? amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> al
gotta be safe. >> reporter: traffic only started moving an hour ago. chp using traffic controls to let groups of cars get things moving again. southbound some of the traffic moving from zero miles an hour to 35 miles an hour as things started to pick up. this isn't over, commuters can expect residual delays as the bridge was closed so lone the back-up in some places remains. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> you are right that residual delay problem was horrible this is my drive today, southern marin we were sitting there mostly stop from southern marin to san francisco sometimes we sat there took me an hour and may have for a drive that is normally half an hour at the most. >> glad you made it. >> me too. >> that was the worst of many crashes this morning. >> mike has been tracking the rain with live doppler. >>> the worst of the storm has moved off, we still have residual showers going to be the case as we head into the afternoon hours. you can see sycamore valley road, blackhawk road, crow canyon, doherty, bollinger, san ramon where we have some of our best radar returns to castro valle
. >>> right now you got that watch this video store owner on east coast used a vodka bottle to thwart a stick up. cameras caught the confrontation between the clerk and suspect robber told the clerk he a gun and demanded cash. the clerk complied and handed him the money, moments lateryño, another clerk bashed the robber on the head with the vodka bottle. the suspect ran and was later caught by police. authorities said the robber was cut up and bloodied when he was apprehended. >>> still ahead, calling it quits. longtime north bay area kong -- north bay congresswoman stepping -- congresswoman is stepping down after 20 years in the house. ♪ ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >>> music proves to be good medicine for former president george h.w. bush. the good news from his doctors about his lengthy hospital stay. >>> plus, michael finney gives resolution to stay fit a >>> welcome back. let's break down this last day of 2012. good morning, frosty areas especially inland through 7:00, 32 there upper 30s to loxzit 40s for the coast around the bay. upper 40s noon high clouds and sunshine,
-like conditions in the nation's heartland could make travel difficult. wendy gillette joins us live from new york city. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service has received reports of 34 tornadoes in four states, now this powerful system is moving east. this is just one of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day. leaving heavy damage. this one roared through alabama -- mobile, alabama tearing down parts of the church and downtown businesses. another twister hit mississippi, blowing insulation into trees and%khç peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: further east in the state in stone county, theresa and her boyfriend took shelter in their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast-moving storms brought braise -conditions to parts of the country's mid section, causing 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions
power outages throughout the day, so be prepared. >>> sonoma county fire department is tell us it has already responded to a half-dozen downed trees this morning. one collapsing on to a house in petaluma. two came down yesterday, closing this stretch of napa's redwood road. creating a 45 minute detour for locals. the trees took out power lines on their way down, leaving 50 homes without electricity. >>> the sierra is bracing for more rain and snow this morning. that's raising concern about flooding in areas near creeks and refers. this morning the truckee river near lake tahoe is under a flood warning. the national weather service said the weather could crest at four feet above flood stage this morning. >>> our meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the storm with leave doppler 7 hd and she's at the weather center with the latest on which areas, lisa, are getting hit really hard right now? >> right here, carolyn. the report of a mudslide up in sonoma county. and watch out napa. right now getting the very heavy rain from mount saint heleena. that's where the radar is. you see the cold fr
it is wet. it is windy out there. bridges use extra caution. you will have four lanes southbound. you can see haze over the camera as you look towards the golden gate fields area, berkeley and into the macarthur maze. it may be cloudy and limited visibility. here is commute times. 880 in southbound direction toward 238 and then 238 toward 84 and eastbound out of san rafael, 580 over to the richmond-san rafael bridge about 18 minutes. >> kristen: raining monday morning could be a challenging commute especially dangerous in the mountains. terry mcsweeney is live in the santa cruz mountains and terry, live doppler 7-hd says you should be getting wet and looks like you are. >> that live doppler 7-hd, it is correct. it's not coming down that hard but coming down since at least 3:30 this morning. it was coming down when he hit it and coming back from most of the ride this side of los gatos. we have rain to talk about up here. we have rain to talk about north of here. take a look at some pictures this morning from the golden gate bridge where the rain was coming down, a little harder than it is
weather is turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where kera is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it is windy here and it is a steady, moderate rain as we said it will only get worse as the day pro grosses. moderate right now but steady on our drive from pacifica through san francisco this morning. luckily the people who were on the roads were driving quite slowly, taking heed to the potentially dangerous conditions this morning. things right now in pacifica, the gates are supposed to be open on the pier, we saw a group of about ten crappers hoping to go cracking but they couldn't because the gates were closed. one gentlemen approached us and asked why are the gates closed? our assumption is it is a precaution because the weather will only continue to get worst. the water hasn't exceeded the seawall yet, but chance are they will. we are standing back so we won't get hit by the water. wind is coming from the south instead of the west and that could cause some problems today. but we will have the latest coming up in about 30 minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >
to get the power back on. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama dates. we do have team coverage tonight. we begin with meteorologist leigh glaser. leigh? >> this time last night i was telling you that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this
you cannot use that ramp to the eastbound bay bridge until they get water stopped. eastbound carquinez bridge roadwork until 8:00, affecting three lanes there. >>> 5:10. >> next, big milestone construction of the new 49er stadium reaches today. >>> driving perk for california lawmakers, not before some passed the buck to taxpayers. >>> first, this morning's america's money report. >>> good morning. mega bank lay-offs, city group announced plans to -- citigroup announced plans to slash 11,000 jobs, wall street had a good day, dow rose 82 points yesterday to close above 13,000. investors appeared optimistic after avoiding the fiscal cliff after the president suggested a deal could be reached in a week. government issues new warning about reverse mortgages that give seniors immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today the obama administration will recommend seniors be careful before signing one. new starbucks likely coming to a neighborhood near you, planning to open 1500 more cafes over the next five years, averaging two ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ o
collection boxes on campus. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the whether with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, carolyn. good morning, everyone. >> mostly cloudy skies right now. here's a look at emeryville. due to the veil of thin, high clouds, temperatures dropped everywhere. we do a 50 in san jose, but still some 30s up in the north and east bay. the numbers range from mid-30s to around 50 under mostly cloudy skies. fog not much of a factor. once we see the clouds move out, we will see plenty of sunshine. and temperatures today warmer. in fact we are looking at mid-to upper 60s. that will keep us anywhere from five to eight degrees above the average. then tonight with mainly clear sky we will drop off early into the 50s. i'll tell you how long this little warming trend is going to last and when we will see rain arrive again in our forecast. that's coming up later. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. a prom meant charity finds themselves under attack this morning as their important holiday drive kicks into
that the heaviest part of the storm system was going to hit us about 7:00 this morning. in fact, i went ahead and captured the image of live doppler 7hd. specifically at 7:50 this morning you can clearly see the heaviest part of the storm making its way just over the golden gate bridge indicated by the deep reds and the oranges and the yellows and all of that moisture quickly pushed to the south. here is another shot of it by the way from our satellite-radar composite. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture at all out there. yes, it does look like we get a respite tonight and tomorrow, but more rain is in my accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll get to that a little later. >> leigh, thank you. a huge gaping hole in a roadway is causing major problems for some lafayette residents. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live from the area with what this means for neighbors. alan? >> this has been a nightmare for the 20 some odd in the area. >> when the road collapsed it ?eapped off a water service line, sewage line and badly damaged a watermain. >> the only piece -- inconvenience is going to th
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is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could dway to colla. roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopped where we are here now in sonoma county. they are keeping an eye on creeks creeks and streams because of possible flooding and also because the ground is so saturated they are concerned about trees falling over and mudslides. live in sonoma county, abc7 news. >> thomas, thank you so much. >>> people heading back from their christmas tbat rigs are dealing
situation, branches on power lines that run through backyards. >> preaching for us is a year round, we trim 1.2 million truz throughout northern and central california. as rain starts, we'll be out here, continuing to trim. >> back live prks national weather service maintained that high surf advisory through 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, involving swells of 16 to 19 feet high. the weather service telling people not to fish off jetties or fish off the beaches because they can be dragged into the ocean. flif pacifica, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> a close call for a track driver when a big chunk of roadway gave out underneath the big rig on/aex highway 162. a huge sink hole gave way, swallowing back axel, breaking truck apart. the sheriffs say the driver was not injured and a portion of the highway is closed with people who live in the area rerouted along a dirt road. cal transhopes to have the road passable by tomorrow. >> this big sink hole cruise have been working around the clock. now, take a look. 19 days later, the road is repaired. the job done four day as head of schedule that. is the mayo
, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopped where we are here now in sonoma county. they are keeping an eye on creeks creeks and streams because of possible flooding and also because the ground is so saturated they are concerned about trees falling over and mudslides. live in sonoma county, abc7 news. >> thomas, thank you so much. >>> people heading back from their christmas tbat rigs are dealing with slick roads. here is a shot from our golden gate bridge cam
weather alerts on our twitter feed and follow us at "abc 7 news" bay area any time you wish. >>> meantime, breaking news in downtown san francisco where it was not lane falling from the sky but a manhole cover. jonathan bloom is live and third and mission streets to explain what happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out what happened after a manhole cover blew out of the ground about 45 minutes ago resulting in loud noises and very scared passerbys. it sounded like fire crackers going off. firefighters are investigating what is going on but assuming it's an electrical problem and now pg&e is on the scene. nobody was reported to be injured in the incident but it did result in traffic closures that were only minor since christmas is light traffic day. third street was closed in two blocks and mission was closed between second and fourth street. now, we see the first signs that mission street is being reopened as pg&e is on the scene and starting to investigate down inside that manhole. we just saw the smoke pouring out of manhole as they pulled it off. this live picture, they
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